Good Neighbors: The Ten Commandments and the American Body Politic
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Jenna Weissman Joselit is the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies, Professor of History, and Director of the Program in Judaic Studies at the George Washington University. Professor Weissman Joselit, a historian of everyday life, specializes in the history and culture of America's Jews and in U.S. cultural history from the late 19th cnetury on through the 1950s. Her work, both within and without the classroom, pays especially close attention to the relationship between material culture and identity. Her many books include The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture, 1880-1950, which received the National Jewish Book Award in History, and A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America. Professor Weissman Joselt is currently at work on a book about America's embrace of the Ten Commandments.
A light lunch will be served.